Has anyone else been noticing a recent spat of blank pages when using WordPress? (Apparently not, since all I can more immediately find in searches are references to new installations or more specific issues like plugin conflicts.)
Our site has been up and running for a while, so it’s no new installation.
It’s updated to ver 3.5.1 (and has been for a few months at least; Feb was the last time I did a major update, which was probably to 3.5.1); and we’re using a customized version of WordPress’ Twenty Ten theme.
We had a complaint recently where a user is seeing only a blank page. They had been following our site for a long while with no problem (even had it as their start page), and this started just recently. They’re using IE (and tested on Opera, too, of all the browsers); tested on several computers and a tablet at home, as well as at their church. I’m trying to get version-specific info out of them.
I’ve never seen a problem at work or at home, largely using Firefox, sometimes Chrome; don’t see any issues in IE 10 right now. BUT! I do see an issue on my phone (an Android Samsung Galaxy SII). It loads (and if I’m on a slow connection, I’ll see it loading for a while, piece by piece); then once finished, blammo! Blank white page.
Going to another WordPress site I’m often asked to compare against:
They have a mobile theme set up apparently, which I do not. So my phone has no issue, but if I browse this site using IE10 on my desktop, the page goes through some various loading phases, I can see some content load, and then, plunk, empty page showing only the site’s background image (mottled grey). This is IE 10 on Windows 7 x64.
All the code is loaded. (I compared the source against what Firefox returns, when it’s displaying properly.)
In a moment, I’m going to review the chunks of CSS from Twenty Ten relating to mobile to see if they offer any clues.
Aside, perhaps, from theme-incompatibilities (which, if so, why has it taken a while to manifest?), and new posts and other user content, what else? The only other changes I’ve made recently (this year) have been to sidebar-content (incl adding Google AdSense); and displaying and formatting the pagination feature for comments (vs “older posts”/”newer posts” links) cf http://www.raisingjane.org/journal/35249/comment-page-5#comments .
If it’s a plugin incompatibility, A) why now? B) why is this other site having a similar issue in IE for me? whereas my own site is not?
Another user on my work network is still in IE8/Windows XP, and has been loading the site alright (albeit with complaints of slowness and crashing [once], which may or may not be related to recent changes, because they seem to be issues with scripts). And that IE8 loads thepioneerwoman.com without incident.
So I seem to be seeing various issues with mobile and/or IE10/maybe IE9. Is anybody else?
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